What is the Superfund?
The United States federal Superfund law is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). The federal Superfund program, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is designed to investigate and clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances. Sites managed under this program are referred to as “Superfund” sites.
1,300+ sites are listed on the National Priorities List (NPL).
Sites on the NPL are considered the most highly contaminated and undergo longer-term remedial investigation and remedial action (cleanups).
Short Film: Poison in the Grapes (2013)
Poison in the Grapes is an in depth investigation into the Summit Equipment & Supplies Superfund site, in our founder’s childhood neighborhood of Castle Homes, in Akron, Ohio.
The short film exposed the corruption at the Region 5 EPA that later led to the Flint Water Crisis.
Hanford B Reactor: Take A Photo Tour Of America’s Atomic Past
The B Reactor at the Hanford Site, near Richland, Washington, was the first large-scale nuclear reactor ever built. The project was commissioned to produce plutonium-239 by neutron activation as part of the Manhattan Project, the United States nuclear weapons development program during World War II.LEARN MORE
Interactive Superfund & Toxic Waste Site Locator
This interactive map, created by the US EPA, will help you quickly locate a Superfund site in your area and direct you to the publicly available online records cache for the site, including Records of Decision (ROD), site profiles, 5 year reviews, and other data and reports.Learn More
Investigative & Photo Journalism
By Matthew Berdyck On December 2nd 1942, the world witnessed it’s first sustained nuclear reaction, introducing the planet to the dawn of atomic energy, nuclear proliferation, and transuranic elements,[…]Read more
By Matthew Berdyck I’d randomly wandered into Moab, Utah after taking a spontaneous left from I-80 west at Crescent Junction, onto 191. Blowing into town on a cloud of dust[…]Read more
ToxicWasteSites.org Superfund records downloader software
Our simple downloader software helps activists, researchers, journalists, and other oganizations, quickly locate and download publicly available bulk Superfund records from the the US EPA website.Software Download Info
Environmental Cleanup Resources:
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Department of Defense
The DoD manages the cleanup of military installations. There are over 130 US based military installations and sites listed as Superfund Priorities
Department of Energy
The largest environmental cleanup program in the world, 107 radioactive nuclear sites across the country.